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1 year1 yearRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

Hi , sorry it has been a while since I checked in here! We live in Sylvania, down in the Sutherland shire.
Yes, even though there was not an architect,…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

That's great news! I hope to see some photos as your project moves along. It will all be worth it when you get into your gorgeous new home!

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

Thank you :-)
That was exactly what we were hoping for and we are thrilled with the outcome.

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

For all those that have been asking the name of our builder, I have purposely avoided mentioning names in case we had any issues, but everything went perfectly and we…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

That is so exciting!! Please let us know how it is all going!

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

Hi Everyone, sorry I haven't posted updates, we have just been crazy busy!!! We are all finished!! Inside is all done, all we have left is some gardening outside. We…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

Carpet in today - getting there! Tomorrow is the final inspection with the certifier which should result in the issuing of the Occupation Certificate so we can move upstairs.…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

Wardrobes are in! Carpet is on Monday and then we can finally start moving in!

Main double sided walk in robe with dressing table
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Linen closet
New storage room and under…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
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Yes, it's all the little things at the end that makes it feel so close yet so far! But we are on the home stretch and our builders have been…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

How are your plans coming along?

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

I wish, but I think it will be a while longer! We still need to get the downstairs floorboards polished, and there is a lot of painting that isn't finished…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

Thanks parrydise - I was a little nervous about this, it looked great on the plan but I wasn't sure how it would go in real life but once the…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

Hi, thanks for your comment! Yes we are so happy with how things are progressing, our number one request was that we did not want it to look like an…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

Another update - painting is nearing completion. This week we have the wardrobes and shower screens going in, and the downpipes. Next week will be carpet and the front awnings…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

We have electricity on the first floor!

One thing we didn't realise is that the stair lights still emit a faint glow, even when turned off. The picture isn't that great,…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

Bathrooms are just waiting on the shower screen blades.
Kids bathroom
Our ensuite

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
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Scaffold is gone

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

After a break over Christmas and New Years we are back in business. The scaffold came down today which really shows how the house is coming along. Still waiting on…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

And a few more of outside...
From the pool area - Top floor rendered and painted, bottom floor render started today

Top floor painted - my husband chose the colour - Dulux…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
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More inside photos (which don't show much right now!)
Master bedroom
Bedroom, Walk in robe and ensuite
Lounge area - built in TV cabinet to come, the door to the left is my…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

Outside
Top floor render complete and painting begun. Lower floor render commenced this week

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

Stairs...
From a small poky little bedroom...

To a storeroom and staircase...

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
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I have been pretty slack with the updates! Work is going great! All the cladding is finished and the render is finished on the top floor. They have started painting…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

Thanks, yes we are getting excited! All the windows are in and the roof was finished today - definitely feels more real now!! They are doing a fantastic job

Yes,…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

The roof has started to go up this week - very exciting! It is definitely true what they say about the colour being completely different when the colorbond is on…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

End of week 4 update - gutters and fascia are up, this week windows and roof are to be delivered.

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
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End of week 3 update

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
Second Story Addition Sydney

Yes, I agree, the budget and making sure you include everything that is most important for the money you have is a big thing. I really wanted to be sure…

2 years2 yearsRJ_McGrayRJ_McGray posted:
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It is very exciting seeing the frames up - gives a great idea of size and progress!

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